Dressed in a dark blue T-shirt and a pair of jeans, Matt Smith looks more like the 29-year-old he is and less like the tweed-wearing Time Lord he is best known as. He greets me with a hello before flopping down onto a nearby chair – it’s been a long day.
I ask him how work is going on the forthcoming series. “It’s really great. I think we’ve got some really exciting episodes. We did the read-throughs for episodes one and five and they are extremely extraordinary. Really, really pleased with them, so if we get them right, the Ponds’ final hour could be incredible.”